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Philips Young Engineering Talent Program in Drachten, Netherlands


In this this role you have the opportunity to

kick start your engineering career at the market leader in consumer products @Philips Drachten

Your challenge is to

transform our innovation teams to adapt towards the intelligent (digital) propositions and changing consumer needs and expectations driven by digital disruptors in the marketplace.

Your responsibilities

As a Young Engineering Talent , you will join Philips Personal Health in Drachten, the Netherlands in the Innovation & Development environment. We have opportunities in several disciplines within different innovation teams. Each role has a specific focus. You will start as a Young Engineering Talent to become an expert professional within one of the following roles:

  • Development Engineer:youwillwork in a multidisciplinary team to develop new products fitting consumer needs. This involves deep technical knowledge and understanding of the problems, creativityand strong consumer centric thinking.By working in multi-functionalteams,youwillgain experience in theend-to-endvalue chain having contacts both upstream with marketing disciplines and downstream with our supply organization.

  • Product Researcher / User Experience:your challenge is to ensure consumer satisfaction with our products in the market. Therefore, you need to understand what consumers want in our products, the so-called consumer insights, translate these into clear user requirements, and validate the consumer needs during the productdevelopment.

We will help you to develop yourself further by focusing on ‘learning on the job’, mentoring and training. Your personal development is important to us. This is an opportunity to really challenge yourself and grow both personally and professionally.

Recruitment Process

Did we catch your interest for this great opportunity? Please read below how you can become a part of our team.

  • Apply before 30 th of September 2019 and uploadyour CV, motivation, video elevator pitchand grade list;

  • What should be in the video elevator pitch ? Tell us about your background,motivation&how you see your development in the next 3 years --> what are your career expectations?( min 1 minute - max 2 minutes );

  • If you pass the pre-selectionroundyou will be asked totakean online ability test at the beginning of October 2019;

  • By18thofOctober 2019you will receive feedback if you passed this test & will be invited for the final selection day;

  • The final selection day in Drachten (the Netherlands)will takeplace in the 1 st week of November, 2019 .

Start Date : When you successfully complete the selection process, you will start between December ‘19 and February ’20.


In absence of the documents mentioned in the recruitment process, the application will be deemed as incomplete and will not be processed ahead for selection.

You are part of

an innovative, learning organization which embraces lean principles and values open discussions.

You will join a dynamic team of inquisitive engineers, researchers, and business innovators tasked with pushing the boundaries of several Innovation Teams within the Personal Health domain of Philips. You will be based on our site in Drachten , Netherlands.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • AMaster’s Degree in the directions of Mechatronics,EmbeddedSoftware Engineering, Innovation Management, Human Factors Engineering,Bio-medical engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Physics(experimental),Chemistry,Industrial Engineering or Technical Business Administration.

  • You have graduated not earlier than 2017 or no later than 2018 with maximum 1 to 2 years of work experience straight after your graduation;

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, you’ve shown in(study)projects that you proactively challenge issuesand can convinceothers (peers);

  • An international mindset,willing to live work abroad & enjoying collaborating with other cultures and backgrounds;

Our offer

We offer you a unique and challenging opportunity to:

  • Work for an employer whose activities have a major impact on people’s livesall over the world;

  • Discover how you can actively contribute to innovations that matter;

  • Launch and steer your career in an environment with an astonishing diversity of nationalities, skills and backgrounds in Drachten;

  • Learn about different parts of the organization;

  • Strengthen your capabilities and knowledge;

  • Build a great international networkwithcolleagues who are the best and brightest in their field;

  • A competitive salary;

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually;

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance;

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your careertowards in depth expertise, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching;

  • Healthy work-life balance and exciting, international environment at the campus in Drachten.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video at .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at . Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process at , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at .